Papa Charlie Jackson
0 Shouts - 31,331 Scrobbles
Papa Charlie Jackson (c.1890-1938) was an early American bluesman. He played a hybrid banjo-guitar and ukulele, recording beginning in 1924. Much of his life remains a mystery, but it is probable that he was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and died in Chicago, Illinois in 1938.Read More...
Originally performing in minstrel and medicine shows, Jackson was playing all around Chicago in the early 1920s. He was noted for busking at the famouus Chicgo Maxwell Street Market. He soon recorded "Papa's Lawdy Lawdy Blues" and "Airy Man Blues", the first recordings by a male singer of the blues. One of his following tracks, "Salty Dog Blues", became perhaps his most famous song. He soon began cutting records with Ida Cox, Hattie McDaniel and Ma Rainey.
The late 1920s saw Jackson reach the pinnacle of his career, recording "Papa Charlie and Blind Blake Talk About It" (a two-part song) with Blind Blake. A few more recordings followed before the 1930s, but then Jackson left Paramount Records and moved to Okeh, recording with Big Bill Broonzy.
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papa_Charlie_Jackson"
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- You Put It In, I'll Take It Out - 2,608 plays
- Shake That Thing - 2,049 plays
- Maxwell Street Blues - 1,802 plays
- I'm Alabama Bound - 920 plays
- Papa's Lawdy Lawdy Blues - 845 plays
- All I Want Is a Spoonful - 866 plays
- Baby Please Loan Me Your Heart - 805 plays
- Skoodle Um Skoo - 763 plays
- Gay Cattin' - 723 plays
- Shave 'Em Dry - 662 plays